Natchez Trace Parkway
The bridge has won awards for its design. But it’s been deadly and efforts continue to make it safer.
- Lauren Clements has battled depression and suicidal ideation for years.
- In 2018, she intended to jump off the Natchez Trace Bridge.
- Elliott Lopes was on a bike training exercise when he saved Clements.
Editor’s note: This story discusses self-harm. If you or a loved one are at risk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for support at 988 or 1-800-273-8255.
The Lyft driver made light conversation with the depressed woman in the back seat.
Lauren Clements, now 28, had asked Lyft to take her to the Natchez Trace Bridge, about 25 miles south of Nashville, which, in the experience, was an unusual request.